Sorocaba launches public hearing for BRT concession

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Sorocaba launches public hearing for BRT concession

The Brazilian municipality of Sorocaba, thought the PPP Program Administrator (Conselho Gestor do Programa de Parcerias Público-Privadas) and the Municipal Secretariat of Mobility, Development and Public works, has launched a public hearing for the Sorocaba Bus Rapid Transit (BTR) PPP project.

The public hearing will be hold at the "Auditório da Prefeitura Municipal de Sorocaba" on 4 November 2014. Interested parties must register by today 3 November 2014.

In late May we reported that six companies submitted EOIs to execute the feasibility studies of the project. The companies were the following:

  • Consórcio Sorocaba;
  • Creta Planejamento;
  • Ellenco Construções Ltda.;
  • KPMG Structured Finance S.A.;
  • Proficenter Construções Ltda.;
  • Promon Engenharia Ltda.

At that time the the Brazilian municipality of Sorocaba also received EOIs to execute the feasibility studies of the Sorocoba Clinic Hospital project.

Sorocaba is a municipality in the state of São Paulo and it also is the eighth largest city in the state. With an estimated population of 700,313 inhabitants, it is a regional capital of the Sorocaba microregion with 14 municipalities, totaling over 1.5 million inhabitants.

There are several transport PPP projects in planning stage in Brazil. Among others, we find the following:

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